'SNL's Uneasy Relationship with Twitter and Online Critics
by Erik Voss Last November, SNL aired a mock promo for a hacky, whitewashed family sitcom called "The Dudleys." In the sketch, a voiceover explains the various lengths the show has gone to satisfy complaints on Twitter — "You tweeted, 'It's 2014, why can't any of The Dudleys be gay?' Well, we ... [Read More]
SNL #40.12 RECAP: Host and musical guest Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton is a tall, charming country singer who knows how to crack a joke and make fun of himself, whether it's hosting an awards show or serving as a judge on NBC's hit singing contest, The Voice. So it's no wonder that Saturday Night Live eventually would go along with TV network synergy and ... [Read More]
Seth Rogen, Snoop Dogg ‘Game Of Thrones’ Recap Amazing! Watch Hilarious Video Of Stars Getting High While Discussing Season 4 (VIDEO)
What’s better than Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg discussing Game Of Thrones? The two stars recapping the show while high on pot, of course! It all happened on Snoop’s GGN web series last week. (WARNING: Game Of Thrones spoilers below). Only on this Snoop Dogg web series could we get Gam... [Read More]
Third Frames: Chris Gethard in Toronto
Name a show configuration, and Chris Gethard played it at Comedy Bar this weekend. Standup in both the main theatre and the cabaret space, improv with Mantown, sketch with Sunday Night Live…... [Read More]
Review: SheDot Festival Highlights
The inaugural SheDot Festival took over Toronto's Comedy Bar for of three nights of all-female comedy this weekend, staged by Toronto comedians and producers Martha O'Neill, Becky Bays, Anna Gustafson, and Karen O'Keefe. The festival moves to the Opera House S... [Read More]
This happened: James Adomian in Toronto
James Adomian returned to Toronto for a trifecta of improv, standup, and sketch this weekend [Read More]
Third Frames: Brendon Walsh at the Dark Comedy Festival
The 2013 edition of the Dark Comedy Festival is underway, with an opening weekend that included shows by Dave Attell, Big Jay Oakerson, and Brendon Walsh [Read More]
All Jane: Why Women Comedians Should Be Celebrated
The All Jane No Dick Festival is proof of exactly why women comedians should be celebrated. I’m back from Portland and wow, the fest was easily one of the best I’ve [...]Author informationMonique MadridWest Coast Editor at Serial OptimistMonique Madrid is an LA via Chicago comedian,... [Read More]
Amy Poehler On Comedy Bang! Bang!
It’s time to put on your headphones and crouch down low in your seat, then duct tape your mouth shut so nobody hears your big LOLs, that’s right, a new [...]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things that hopeful... [Read More]
JFL42: Set List Show
Set List creators Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad are in town to unleash their format on JFL42, which forces comics to abandon their material and do a fully-improvised set based on a batch of never-before-seen premises. Sounds scary? Of course, but even moreso w... [Read More]